A very special event at the Volksbühne this December featuring two of our favourite artists Burnt Friedman and Jaki Liebezeit. The evening will be made up of two parts: first Theo Altenberg & Burnt Friedman present “Mutter Mund Vater Land” a radio play featuring texts by Theo Altenberg, Karl Iro Goldblat, Djuna Lou Finidee, Lee Lozano, Konrad Bayer and Günter Brus as well as video prjections and music by Burnt Friedman. Then Burnt Friedman and legnedary Can drummer Jaki Liebezeit will give another special live performance of their Secret Rhythms live project.
Burnt Friedman and Jaki Liebezeit have consciously turned away from Western European, Anglo-American regulated rhythm in order to enrich their vocabulary with all globally relevant rhythms. Jaki Liebezeit: “It possibly incorporated many elements of this earth without featuring any specific elements. The individual elements have been made abstract, no ethnic or national character remains, there’s nothing typical to Seville or Istanbul, but the properties held in common by all types of music have been abstracted and processed.”
If it is still possible to establish a link with his past as a member of CAN, then it lies in the spirit with which he seeks, then as now, new musical forms. The post-CAN Liebezeit not only created his own cycle-based drum system but also developed an innovative drumset that concentrates on the essentials and permits a mode of playing that was already theoretically honed to be physically implemented in optimum fashion.
Friedman’s programmed or played sequences and placeless sound particles adhere to the same understanding of rhythm, allowing the two heterogeneous sound generators to perfectly intermesh and form a unit – both acoustically and electronically, in terms of improvisation and concept alike.
Mutter Mund Vater Land An Evening with Theo Altenberg, Burnt Friedman and Jaki Liebezeit
Wednesday, 10 December 2014 | 20:00 CET
Volksbühne | Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz | 10178 Berlin/Mitte